FAIRMONT - A Celebration of Life service for Lori L. Huffman, 55, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will be held following the luncheon in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Fairmont.
Lori passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Dec. 21, 2013, in East Chain, Minn. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the time of service Friday at the church.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lori Lynn (Schultze) Huffman was born Nov. 11, 1958, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of LeRoy and Phyllis (Jurs) Schultze. As an infant, Lori was baptized and later confirmed in 1973 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont. She attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1977. Following her graduation, Lori attended Pipestone Area Vocational Technical Institute in Pipestone, Minn. On March 1, 1980, Lori was united in marriage to Bryan Huffman at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minn. The couple made their home in Fairmont and were blessed with a daughter, Jordan. The couple was later divorced. In 1983, Lori began working for Enderson's Clothing and continued working full time until 1997. In 1997, she opened For Old Times' Sake and also did clothing alterations part time. In 2006, Lori returned to Enderson's and continued working until she was no longer able to. Lori was extremely active in the downtown of Fairmont and was a longtime member of the Downtown Association. A thriving downtown was so important to Lori, she created the popular Friday's in the Park and Holiday Delights. She was also a member of the Fairmont Glows Committee and the IDH Committee and was instrumental in planning the Car Show for Interlaken Heritage Days. In her spare time, Lori cherished working in her garden and attending flea markets, where she was on the lookout for that special something that she could repurpose. Lori enjoyed sewing and was an eager volunteer. She treasured time spent with her family and especially loved being with her daughter, Jordan. Lori will be greatly missed by those that love her and called her friend.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jordan Huffman of St. Louis Park, Minn.; sister, Lisa Dahl and her husband, Scott, of East Chain, Minn.; brother, David Schultze and his wife, Corey, and their children, Caleb, Abbi and Zach of Montgomery, Minn.; special friend, Jim Phelps of Amboy, Minn.; as well as many close family and friends.
Lori was preceded in death by her grandparents; and her parents, LeRoy and Phyllis Schultze.